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Hello people, I have just begun a course called "Digital Type" where I study. I have begun to create a typeface originally designed around the form of the numeral "2". This typeface has been created from scratch in three days, and I THINK it is going well, but I would deeply appreciate any critique you can give me.
It was initially quite neoteric, a hard sans-serif. The spine (?) of the 2 reminded me of an art-nouveau style and I pursued that for a while. I became unsatisfied with its legibility and removed some elements of this "art nouveau" styling. I added some serifs and this is where I guess it is heading. It has all been very intuitive and based on a poor base-knowledge of typeface design.
I intend to change the proportions of the O; next to the P it obviously doesn't work. I guess the art nouveau style will eventually completely dissapear in favour of legibility and unity. the perfect-circle O was inspired by art nouveau, but I have no particular reason to keep the style; it was just a stepping stone.
Sorry for my post length.
Shoot it to bits and i'll glue it back together in a better way.